DECEMBER 2011 - The General Aesthete

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

1. BeeRaw 9-Varietal Honey Flight, $78; 2. John’s Phone, $100; 3. Sachajuan Ocean Mist, $28; 4. Ecosphere, $79-$409; 5. Byredo ‘Fleur Fantôme’ Candle, $65; 6. Billykirk No. 95 Shoulder Satchel, $325

7. Aesop ‘Celestial Mechanics’ Skin Care Set, $115; 8. Papabubble Hard Candy, $25; 9. Cor Sine Labe Doli Ceramic Bow Tie, $175; 10. Le Labo Rose 31 Eau de Parfum, $220; 11. Lanvin Leather & Chain ‘Fleur Naturaliste’ Necklace, $890; 12. Chemex 6-Cup Hand-Blown Coffeemaker, $84

Costalots by Matt Costa & William Fry

I’ve been wearing Costalots’ ‘Diego’ sunglasses every day for the past few weeks, and am very happy with them. The quality is evident in the feel, and the simple frames are smarter than the street standards. I also really like knowing where they came from, the hands that helped create them. Matt Costa and William Fry are the hands I’m talking about, the gentlemen behind Costalots. Matt kindly agreed to answer a few questions about the brand and their design philosophy.

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